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Sugarcane crushing season starts; grand inauguration on Dec 15

Ponda: The crushing season at Sanjeevani Sugar Factory commenced on Thursday with the participation of famers and officials, while the grand official inaugural is scheduled by the government on December 15. As the season commenced, the farmers prayed for smooth functioning of machinery so that the crop harvested by them …

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Surla villagers want liquor licence hearing expedited

Panjim: Villagers of Surla in Sattari taluka on Tuesday met the Excise Commissioner requesting that the hearing on cancellation of liquor licences in their village be expedited. Residents of the village are opposing the continuing or conducting of any liquor trade within the village and demanding revocation of the licences …

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Illegal mining: govt seeks more time from HC to recover money

Panaji: The Goa government Tuesday filed an application before the High Court of Bombay at Goa seeking more time to recover money from the companies involved in illegal mining. The High Court, in its September 3, 2018 order, had directed the Goa government to recover the loss due to illegal …

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Allies advise BJP to take corrective steps in Goa

Panaji: With results of the assembly elections in four of the five states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram going against the Bharatiya Janata Party, a lot of political developments are expected within the BJP-led ruling coalition in Goa, as junior partners in the coalition government led by …

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5 months after murder of Curchorem woman, accused lands in police net

Curchorem: Over five months after the brutal murder of a 50-year-old woman in her house in Bepquegal ward of Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) area, the Curchorem police succeeded in arresting the accused Shyam Devidas. Housewife Sucorina Travasso was found murdered in her house at Bepquegal on July 6, 2018. Her …

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High on drama and low on action, Vijai takes a dig at BJP on mining

Panjim: BJP’s alliance partner Goa Forward Party have reiterated their commitment to be with the mining dependents in the time of crisis. GFP President Vijai Sardesai along with two other ministers Vinod Palyekar and Jayesh Salgaoncar and party’s Vice President Durgadas Kamat and Joint Secretary Santoshkumar Sawant met Goa Mining …

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Mega U-turn: Sudin says his comments on Portugal PM were misinterpreted

Panjim: Stating his comments of the Portuguese Prime Minister were misinterpreted by the media, PWD Minister Ramkrishna (Sudin) Dhavalikar on Monday said the issue cost him seven seats in the Assembly elections. Dhavalikar is facing criticism for his recent tour to Portugal as he had a year ago made a …

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Leaders across party lines to back mining dependants

Panaji: A three-day protest by Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF), an umbrella body of mining dependants, to press for resumption of mining activity in the state will start from December 11 at the Ramlila Maidan and Jantar Mantar in New Delhi wherein several politicians from the ruling benches as well …

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